In light of the current #MeToo movement, it seems more important than ever to ensure that our children understand what it means to give consent and set their own boundaries, and that we also teach them to respect the boundaries of others. With ‘consent’ soon to be part of the National Curriculum, books like Rachel … Continue reading ‘Respect: Consent, Boundaries and Being In Charge of You,’ by Rachel Brian.
I was very excited to open an excellent bundle of Narwhal and Jelly goodies last week. Nearly as excited as Book Boy Who, despite being ill, grabbed the two graphic novels which had been carefully wrapped up and started reading them immediately. Much giggling ensued! Finding graphic novels suitable for younger readers can be very … Continue reading ‘Narwhal and Jelly,’ by Ben Clanton.
”All girls should read The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis.” Malala Yousafzai. This novel centres around eleven-year-old Parvana and her family, who live in one room of a crumbling, bombed out apartment block in Kabul, Afghanistan. Her father was a history teacher before he was injured and would tell Parvana stories of their country’s past whilst … Continue reading ‘The Breadwinner – A Graphic Novel,’ based on the novel by Deborah Ellis.
When I spotted these two 'Bad Guys' were being released in May, I just had to get hold of copies for myself. Thanks so much to Scholastic for sending me some to review. My eyes were initially drawn to the attention-grabbing colours and cool illustrations on the front covers. And I wasn't disappointed when I … Continue reading ‘The Bad Guys – Episodes 1 and 2,’ by Aaron Blabey
Artemis Fowl is a boy genius, but it's going to take every ounce of his intelligence to outwit his arch-nemesis, Opal Kenobi. The evil pixie has just escaped from prison and is in the final stages of preparations to begin a war between humans and the fairies. Artemis has lost his memory and doesn't remember his … Continue reading ‘Artemis Fowl and The Opal Deception’ Graphic Novel Version adapted by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin
Holly Sparkes was just a normal girl until a freak accident gave her a dangerous and strange superpower, turning her into...........Electrigirl! With a campaigner mother, a military father, and a superhero-obsessed younger brother, Holly is a typical tweenager who just wants to hang out with her best friend, Imogen. That is, until Imogen becomes obsessed with playing … Continue reading ‘Electrigirl’ by Jo Cotterill and Cathy Brett